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NEWS FROM NASFAA

The price of college has continued to increase over the last several years, and prospective students and families are increasingly sensitive to the issue, looking for ways to make college more affordable. Over time, many states, cities, and communities have tried to address the issue by creating college promise programs, which when structured right can improve student outcomes.

Have you changed jobs recently? Are you newly retired? Have you won an award, or started a new initiative on campus? Let NASFAA and your colleagues know about your career developments in 2016-17 by completing the "Movers and Shakers" form by Tuesday, August 1. Once everyone's updates are compiled, NASFAA members nationwide will see your update in NASFAA Now, our 2016-17 Annual Impact Report, distributed in November.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Department announces the posting of the 2018-2019 SAR Comment Codes and Text reference guide

In two attachments to this announcement, the Department highlights the COD System changes specific to school reports. The changes are being made to upgrade the COD Reporting database platform (the current platform will soon be obsolete).

FEDERAL REGISTER

This notice provides information to members of the public on submitting written comments for accrediting agencies currently undergoing review for purposes of recognition by the U.S. Secretary of Education.

HEADLINES

National News

"Context is key for governing boards trying to exercise oversight of colleges and universities. It can also be surprisingly hard to come by, according to the American Council of Trustees and Alumni," Inside Higher Ed reports.

"Two innovative technology-based education companies are tackling what education researchers coin 'summer melt,' a phenomenon of college-intending students failing to enroll at any institution the fall following their high school graduation," Diverse: Issues in Higher Education reports.

"Graduate student enrollment is declining at for-profit institutions, but the sector continues to resonate with one particular demographic -- black women," Inside Higher Ed reports.

State News

"Bills in the Michigan House of Representatives aim to strengthen existing protections against non-U.S. citizens receiving taxpayer-funded scholarships and housing subsidies, but opponents say the legislation is 'unnecessary' and 'duplicative' of existing law," MLive reports.

Blogs & Think Tanks

"The Obama administration promised tens of thousands of former for-profit college students whose schools shut down that their loans would be forgiven. Now, under the Trump administration, these students find themselves in limbo," according to WGBH's On Campus blog.

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